Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: City Ground, Nottingham.
Sixth-placed Nottm Forest hosts a team from the mid-table, Stoke, in the 17th round of English Championship, at the City Ground this Saturday.
Nottm Forest plays their second match in a row at home, after last week they hosted Sheff Utd. The match ended in a scoreline of 1-0 favoring the home side. The deadlock was broken in the 69th minute by Grabban. Sheff Utd responded with a double substitution to change the game but was ineffective against the disciplined defense of the Forests.
Stoke played out a dull draw at home against Middlesbrough last week. No team was able to score a goal in the whole of ninety minutes. The home team introduced a triple substitution in the 81st minute which included veteran Peter Crouch too. But still, the match ended in a 0-0 scoreline to much of the crowd’s frustration.
Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City Head-to-head (h2h)
- In head-to-head matches, the home side has a 100% unbeaten record against the visitors.
- Stoke has had a single win against Nottm Forest in their entire history, and that came long back in 2003.
- Nottm Forest has lost just three of their last 24 matches.
- Stoke is winless in 17 of their last 23 ties.
- Nottm Forest has lost only one of their last 15 games at home, and the lone loss came against title contenders Norwich.
- Stoke has just four wins to their name in last 25 matches on the road.
Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City Prediction
The Forests have a 100% unbeaten record at home against Stoke. They have also kept clean sheets in 60% of those matches.
Stoke has really struggled on the road in 2018. They have had two separate ten-match winless streaks this year alone. Despite having experienced players like Crouch in their line-up, they have consistently failed to score goals.
Nottm Forest is currently in the sixth spot, the last position which ensures playoff participation for promotion to the Premier League. They have tight competition below them to grab their spot. Also, just four points separate them from the toppers’ position.
Expect Nottm Forest to put on an impressive display this Saturday. They will most probably keep a clean sheet owing to their home advantage and Stoke’s inability to score goals at away stadiums.
Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City Betting Tips
Nottm Forest: Draw No Bet @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score: NO @ 2.00 (1/1).